Your home from home

Every year hundreds of second, third and fourth-year students move into halls for another year because they like the hassle-free living and sociable lifestyle that you get in our halls community. Most returning students apply to share a flat with a group of friends and move into blocks specifically allocated for returners.

We know that it's been a strange year this year and things are still uncertain, that's why it's worth coming back to a landlord you can trust. 

A landlord you can trust

If you're thinking of moving into private accommodation in the current climate, just remember that many private landlords and private halls are unlikely to offer rent rebates or waivers. At this time, it's important to have a landlord that you can trust.  

Other things that make halls a good option are: 

Not sure who to live with?

It's been a hard year in which to make friends, so if you haven't made as many friends as you'd hoped halls are a great way to meet new people. Don't forget as a returning student, you'll live in a block with other returning students, so there'll be a chance to meet, and make friends with other students like you. 

Alternatively, if you know who you want to live with, why not apply together - it's so easy and there's only £50 to pay upfront.

It's easy to apply to live with a group of friends:

If you do this correctly, you should hear from Student Living within two working days, so be sure to check your emails. 

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Hassle-free living 

Concentrate on your studies and leave the difficult stuff to us.

Your wellbeing is our number one priority 

Your halls staff are on hand to provide support and guidance and there is a 24-hour mobile number at each hall which you can ring if you need assistance. We operate an open-door policy, offering advice and counsel to those who need it, working closely with the University's wellbeing service to ensure students get the support they need. Our friendly halls community and awesome events programme will help you to enjoy independent living in a relaxed and informal environment.

Special offer for returners 

All existing students who apply for halls get a free £125 Love2Shop shopping voucher. What will you spend yours on?

Read the full terms and conditions

A great choice of rooms

With nine halls to choose from in Derby and lots of different room types, our University accommodation gives you maximum choice. From our en suite premium plus rooms with their trendy decor and their double beds to our great value standard rooms, there's a room to suit all budgets and tastes. To help you choose the room that's right for you, check out our 360-degree tours 

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Great value for money 

 * except Flamsteed Court and Darley Bank

Living costs 

Most hall contracts are 42 weeks, while all private ones tend to be 51 or 52 weeks. This makes annual hall contracts significantly cheaper over the duration of the academic year.  

The table below gives a breakdown of living costs: 

AmenityUniversity hallsPrivately rented 
Rent £113 - £152.53 £100
Gas & Electricity included £9
Water included £3
Food £40 £40
Weekly total £143 - £192 £152
Yearly total* £4,762 to £7,028 £7,904

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Alternatively, ring us on +44 (0)1332 594111

Award-winning accommodation

We won four headline awards in the National Student Housing Survey in 2019 in which we were recognised for the following categories: 

  • Student Wellbeing
  • Customer Service 
  • Environmental Management 
  • International Accommodation
Headshot of student Becky Dunbar

I returned to halls because everything is done for you; bills are included, communal areas are cleaned weekly and it’s very safe. Staff are on-site 24/7 so someone is always there for you and problems are fixed straight away

Becky Dunbar
Mathematics BSc

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